I've been playing around with Heromachine
lately. For those of you who don't know, it allows the artistically challenged to create their own super-heroes by placing a bunch of predrawn pieces together to form a completely new character. Very similar in spirit to one of the best toys ever- the Mighty Men and Monster Maker
. Except without the colored pencils.
Just for shits and giggles I tried hitting the random button and discovered it's a helluva lot more fun this way. If you're looking for some good dumb fun, try it out. As with so many stupid pastimes, it's always better with a group. When your multicolored abomination of a character is finished see who can give it the most appropriate name and backstory. You're guaranteed minutes
Now the only thing left to do is name the freaks and give them amusing mini-origins. Maybe you guys
can help me out.
*It looks like a few people have given this little game a whirl. Jonni, curator of the High Velocity Super Disco
gives us a lovely origin for the crazy Mohawk dude while Erich, of the Fish Flavored Baseball Bat
, presents a few of his own freakish heroes for your consideration.
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